Chandigarh: The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) for 2018 award has been conferred on the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.
Prof Neelam Marwaha and Prof RR Sharma were showered with this honor by the president of the ISBT during the 35th International Congress of the ISBT in Toronto, Canada.
The Department of Transfusion Medicine has been honoured in this way for its outstanding contribution to the role played by it in voluntary blood donation, the role in educational and human resource training and research, implementation of state-of-the-art technologies for blood safety such as Nucleic Acid Testing for viral markers.
The National Blood Transfusion Council, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI has designated the department as an apex training center for blood safety and quality management (human resource development) in blood banks.
Director, PGIMER, Prof Jagat Ram, congratulated Prof Neelam Marwaha and the entire staff of the department for their excellent teamwork and resultant achievement reported the Tribune.